The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Dec 26, 2012

Does APD Have Mentally Ill Staff or Just By-Products of Schultz

Have you ever heard the saying, “The walls have Eyes.” This is true and our Eyes have been telling us about a loose cannon that is ready to blow at any minute.  This is another one of the people that are part of Schultz’s upper echelon. The actions of this individual warrants a full investigation and termination, if this case is proven to be true (or promotion to Deputy Chief since Schultz loves an incompetent staff).  Is this person just following the examples given by Schultz? Schultz knows about this person but just like the mother in Newtown, Connecticut, he refuses to acknowledge he has a person who may have mental issues and is sympathizing with him.  We all know how the last event played out…
This incident unfolded in the afternoon on Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Albuquerque Police Department’s SWAT office.  The primary people involved were two police officers and a police lieutenant.  There were other police officers present in the room where this incident occurred. 
One of the APD officers (Officer MacFarlane) was in the SWAT Office cleaning his personal weapon.  APD Lieutenant Timothy Lopez walked into the room, unloaded his gun, threw the gun on the table where MacFarlane was at and ordered MacFarlane in an insolent manner; “Clean that weapon!”  Another officer by the name of Arias was next to MacFarlane. The inference was the order was for both officers to clean his gun according to our Eyes.  Lt. Lopez then walked out of the room.  The other SWAT officers who were present stated to MacFarlane and Arias, that it was unprofessional and inappropriate for this APD commanding officer to give such a bogus order. The SWAT officers also contended it is the responsibility of the owner of the gun to clean and maintain the weapon and to ensure that it is functioning properly.  The weapon was placed on a bookshelf.  When Lt. Lopez returned, he looked at his weapon and noticed that it was not cleaned.  Lt. Lopez stated to Officer MacFarlane, “I said to clean my gun.”  Lt. Lopez left the room again.  The SWAT officers who were present reiterated and maintained their position and insisted the two officers not to clean the gun.  The gun was placed back up on the bookshelf.  Lt. Lopez returns several moments later only to learn that his personal weapon has not been cleaned per his orders. 
Lt. Lopez stated to the two officers, “I told you to clean that gun.  Both of you get your ‘asses’ in my office now!”  The two officers followed Lt. Lopez into Lopez’s office.  Lt. Lopez immediately started a battery of vulgarity and was yelling in an unreasonably loud and boisterous fashion.  It was obvious that Lopez wanted the other officers present in the other room to hear him.  The officers exited Lt. Lopez’s office and Sergeant Fox enters the office immediately. 
Sergeant Fox and Lt. Lopez conversed about the inappropriate behavior and treatment of officers by Lt. Lopez.  Initially, Sergeant Fox thought it was all a joke by how outrageous and ridiculous Lopez’s was acting.
The entire tactical sections of APD have voiced their displeasure with the behavior of their "tactical commander."  Commander Harold Medina did hold mediation later on.  Medina stated to one of the officers during the mediation, "People make mistakes."  All parties were “strongly encouraged” to handle this matter in an informal fashion.  Commander Medina assured the officers that it will not happen again and all parties would be respectful. 
NOTE: Commander Medina shot and killed a mentally ill juvenile in a church on the west side several years ago. His wife who does not meet Chief Ray Schultz standards is now part of APD.  Hypocrisy at its' finest!
Lt. Lopez takes MacFarlane and Arias into the garage bay and says he expects orders to be followed.  Out of a spirit of cooperation, the two officers do not push the issue or inform Lopez that cleaning a personal weapon is NOT a legal order.  Being a command level officer, Lopez should have known the order he gave was not legal and thereby the officers were not obligated to follow the invalid order.  Summer continues with good working relationships between all parties. 
The next incident occurred on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at the APD SWAT Office. Present at the time were Lt. Lopez, Sergeant Catsis, Sergeant Gallegos, Officers Schmiel, Griffin, MacFarlane, and Arias. 
Officer MacFarlane was cleaning his gun while Sergeant Catsis and Officer Arias were working on administrative paperwork.  Lt. Lopez observes Officer MacFarlane cleaning his gun and states, “We cleaning guns MacFarlane?” Lopez was sarcastic and had an antagonistic tone in his voice.  Officer MacFarlane replied, “I'm cleaning my gun, Sir."  Lt. Lopez continues badgering and states to Officer MacFarlane several additional times, “We cleaning guns MacFarlane? ‘I said are we cleaning guns, MacFarlane?’”  It was obvious Lt. Lopez was mocking Officer MacFarlane by mimicking Officer MacFarlane’s voice.  MacFarlane replied, “Yes, lieutenant I'll clean your gun.” Officer MacFarlane shakes his head and keeps his head down acknowledging Lt. Lopez’s bullying technique.
Although, there were other supervisors in the room, Sergeant Catsis stayed seated at his desk and did nothing, not even to attempt to stop or prevent a heated event.  Officer Arias attempted to defuse the situation and stated, "Ok guys, let's not do this again."  Lt. Lopez continues relentlessly with his verbal battery of bullying. Officer MacFarlane was using a cleaning tool box which had the lid open at MacFarlane’s eye level.  Lt. Lopez blows up and lost his temper.  Lopez slapped the tool box which launched it into MacFarlane's face.  The tools in the box flew and were scattered.  Lopez proceeded to yell at MacFarlane, “You fucking answer me when I'm talking to you!”  Officer MacFarlane stood up shocked and replied, "What the fuck?!"  Lopez then walked angrily and stopped less than three feet away from MacFarlane’s face.  Lopez yells at MacFarlane, “You want to stand up to me?!”  Based on the rage Lopez was displaying, our Eyes tell us Macfarlane was in fear of receiving an immediate battery. Lopez continued aggressively and bumped MacFarlane’s chest, causing him to fall backwards.  Officer Arias jumped up to stop the fight between MacFarlane and Lopez. Once again an APD supervisor (Sergeant Catsis) did nothing to stop or prevent the bullying or the battery that occurred.   Our Eyes tell us that Lopez had his right hand posed on his firearm.  We are told that Arias felt that Lopez was going to shoot MacFarlane.  Based on this fear, Arias placed Lopez into a restraint position, thus denying Lopez the opportunity to draw his firearm.  A short scuffle ensued.  The entire time Sergeant Catsis watched and did nothing. 
Sergeant Gallegos, Officers Dave Griffin and Scott Schmiel ran into the room from the hallway and pulled Officer Arias away from the Lopez.  The officers then escorted Arias into the hallway.  As Officer Arias was being pulled away, Officer MacFarlane attempted to exit into the hallway but Lopez cut him off; again Lieutenant Lopez got into Officer MacFarlane’s face and angry words were exchanged and it appeared Lopez was battering MacFarlane.  Officer Arias attempted to break away from the Bomb officers to prevent MacFarlane from being battered but Arias was unable to.  Sergeant Catsis continued to do nothing and sat at his desk.  As Officer Arias was being taken down the stairs, all the officers could hear Lopez yell to Sergeant Catsis, “Write them up! They're both off of SWAT!”  Arias yelled, "Who does he think he is, an Air Force General!”  Officer Arias challenged Lopez to take his uniform off and meet him outside.  Arias also told Lopez, “Don't Hide behind your rank!”  Lopez refused,stating to Arias, "Fuck you."  Lopez retreated to his office as Sergeant Fox arrived.  Sergeant Catsis told Sergeant Fox the Lieutenant is really out of line and proceeded to the Lieutenant’s office to talk to him.   Later Sergeant Catsis asks Officer MacFarlane and Arias if “they wanted to talk to the Lieutenant just as ‘Tim'” in an apparent attempt to pacify Lopez’s behavior and keep the situation at the lowest level.  Both refused and ask for Commander Medina.  Lieutenant Lopez sabotaged MacFarlane and Arias by calling Commander Medina and placing a bias in Medina’s (his friends) mind by offering his tainted version of the story. 
     When Commander Medina arrived, Officer MacFarlane, Officer Arias and Sergeant Catsis entered the room.  Officer Arias was instructed to leave.  Arias asked why MacFarlane had to go in alone with the supervisors without a witness or a representative.  Commander Medina become childishly agitated and upset and stated to Arias he would not tolerate disrespect.   Later, Arias entered the office alone and apologized to Commander Medina for any misunderstanding that was not intended.  Commander Medina appeared to be angrier and in a defensive posture mentally.  Arias requested a union representative and Commander Medina took several moments to decide if he was going to allow it.  Medina sat back in his chair with a “pompous arrogant attitude” wondering if he was going to allow Arias a representative.  Medina finally states, “That’s a good question Steve (Arias); let me see if I will allow you a representative.”  Arias informed Medina he would not talk to him without representation.  Commander Medina stated, “You know Steve, I predict the Lieutenant will get hammered, Steve will get hammered, and Jeff will fall somewhere in between.”  It was interesting that Medina had already passed judgment, predicted discipline and assigned blame without ever hearing from key witnesses.  It is clear Commander Medina could not be objective and clearly had a personal agenda (friendship) with Lopez.  Union Representatives Sergeant Greg Weber and Officer Justin Montgomery arrived and discussed the incident.  Nothing further occurred on that day.
Officer MacFarlane and Arias returned to work on Friday.  The incident involving Lopez was the topic of discussion.  Sergeant Catsis, Officer MacFarlane, and Officer Arias were alone in the office.  Sergeant Catsis, who had sat back and did nothing, began to berate Officers MacFarlane and Arias stating, “The officers should have just cleaned the gun and stop behaving ‘righteously.’”  Sergeant Catsis used vulgarity several times in his tyrant.  This abuse continued for some time. Arias finally told Sergeant Catsis, “how as a military officer and an APD supervisor, could you think what the Lieutenant did to us was right?”  Catsis stopped talking and appeared to be somewhat resigned and defeated but agreed with Arias he had never before seen any supervisor anywhere behave that way.  Arias continued to explain his dismay with Catsis because he sat through the entire episode without as much as a word to protest the unjust.  Sergeant Catsis was told the officers no longer trusted him and they were weary about performing tactical work with him due to his lack of integrity and desire to muddle through no matter what injustice had been committed.  Catsis attempted to apologize for his gross negligence.
     The following week on Tuesday, the officers were informed that Lieutenant Lopez was to stay away from the SWAT office and relocate to the horse stables; in addition he was no longer allowed to supervise SWAT until the matter was resolved. 
On Wednesday (SWAT training day), Officer MacFarlane and Arias are told to report to the Commander's office at the Gerald Cline Memorial Substation.  The two officers are advised they were being administratively transferred to patrol starting following day.  The two officers were told they were prohibited from training with the SWAT team.  The following day, both officers received target letters from the APD’s Internal Affairs Unit.  The letters informed the two officers about the administrative transfers and the IA investigation. The charges listed against the two officers were insubordination, conduct unbecoming an officer and workplace violence (CABQ Administrative Instruction 301.5). 
When one officer went to Lt. Mike Miller's office (Miller is in charge of Internal Affairs) to sign for their letter, Miller informed the officer of the letter and decision, “Is not from this office.”  Miller was alluding the decisions were being made by the 5th floor (Chief Schultz’s Office).  The officer humorously states to Miller, that he and the other officer are “a little sketchy” of APD management at this point.  Lt. Miller, apparently misunderstood the comment completely and stated, "Well, you better not be sketchy in here! ‘We will fuck you!’"  This officer was shocked and resigned by this statement and over reaction.  The misbehavior of APD’s management team proliferates throughout the Department, the officer is now afraid to speak in fear of retaliation or simply being misunderstood again.
 About mid-September, Arias is accompanied by Officer (Ret.) Ron Olivas and APOA Attorney Fred Mower to APD’s Internal Affairs Unit.  Arias is read Garrity and compelled to give a statement to investigator Anastacio Zamora.  Arias had documented all the misconduct by APD supervisors which he stated was necessitated due to the gross misbehavior of APD supervisors.  Arias asked that Commander Medina not be a part of the administrative review since he was a pivotal party involved in the incident after-the-fact and since Medina had a personal friendship with Lopez.
Of interest, the APD SOP and administrative orders clearly states, the offending employee shall be removed.  In addition, the instruction says the “harassing employee” will be held fully accountable for their behavior and its result.  Of course in Good Ol’ Boy APD Style, APD laid the “hammer down” on the victims.  Keep in mind; this is exactly what Commander Medina had previously predicted.  
  During the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, our Eyes tell us Lieutenant Lopez had several adverse and negative interactions with SWAT officers as he attempted to assert his authority (remember Lopez was not to supervise SWAT officers).  A key to being a command level officer is; “respect is not just given, it must be earned.”  Officer Drew Bader went to IA to file a complaint and Officer Russ Carter and Anthony Sedler were possibly disciplined for insubordination against Lt. Lopez and Commander Dodo Comacho. 
     The week of December 4th, which was a Tuesday and the 90th day of the investigation, Officer Arias attempted to get a copy of his compelled statement from Internal Affairs.  Arias wanted to ensure accuracy.  Arias was told the investigation was not completed.  Several days later, Arias returned to IA in person and greeted several of the investigators.  Arias asked for a copy of his statement in person and Investigator Zamora informed Arias the investigation was not complete and that he still needed to proof-read it before sending it to Lt. Miller.  Once it is submitted, Lieutenant Miller would return it with suggestions and then a final draft would be completed.  Arias was also informed that Commander Medina would NOT be reviewing the investigation but instead a deputy chief.  This part came as good news to the officers.  Lieutenant (Ret.) Ray Torres called Lieutenant Miller on Arais’ behalf and discovered the investigation was still incomplete.  Time continued to pass without any word from IA.  Arias was told he could not have a copy of his compelled statement until findings were presented.  Arias was informed that Deputy Chief Steve Warfield (whom clearly has anger issues himself) was reviewing the matter and asked the Chief of Police for more time due to the length of the  report (140 pages).  One would think a deputy chief of police could read 140 pages in a day; maybe not.  Perhaps Schultz should give a reading test before promoting a new deputy chief in the future or instruct the IA investigators to convert the investigation to a comic picture book for Warfield to look at.
All of this information is rumor and conjectured, because neither IA nor anyone in Arias’ former chain of command have attempted to contact or correspond with this officer.  Based upon the behavior mentioned in this story, it can only be reasonably assumed the delay is intentional.  It appears the purpose of this “game” is to reduce the chances of litigation, the officers’ right to fight for fairness, to allow Lieutenant Lopez to retire without consequence, and to prevent the media and Department of Justice from uncovering APD's practice of protecting serious violations by management and placing the burden upon others. 
     This is obviously a detail enriched story.  However, as extreme as this may seem, it is intended to clearly show and demonstrate that the corruption in APD starts at the top.  We here at the Eye have been warning the public about this for some time.  This involved a gun; a deadly weapon and a command level supervisor who is either mentally ill or a gangster thug (a by-product of Schultz), who was intoxicated with the power of authority.  The behaviors of other supervisors, allowing this to happen, should be fired with Lopez.  Yes, we said fired.  Medina obviously has been promoted far beyond his abilities. He too should face harsh discipline including termination.  We know nothing will happen till Berry and Schultz are fired and a new mayor and chief come into office and scrub APD clean from the TOP to the BOTTOM.
Here is a disclosure; Arias’ stepfather is the Honorable City Councilmen, Ken Sanchez. Our Eyes have told us that Arias has not allowed or asked Mr. Sanchez to become involved despite the despicable actions of APD’s management team. Although, we here at the Eye are sure Mr. Sanchez must be displeased and disappointed by the leadership of APD. 
    Throughout this entire incident, the only APD supervisor to show any decency was Sergeant Jim Fox.  This sergeant has been the only shining example of what a man of integrity resembles. 
It is truly sad police department personnel cannot be trusted to behave justly when its sole purpose and obligation to the citizens is to be trusted.

PICTURES UPDATED ON 12/26/2012 @ 6:27 PM

72 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is anybody really surprised? Lopez is as 10-40 as they get, AND A PUSSY, Catsis has no back bone and has always claimed physical hardship when forced to do anything (remember SAR days Alex?), Medina doesn't have an original thought in his head and has done nothing but buddyfuck his fat ass up in rank, Miller....well Mike we know how you fold under any pressure to do what's right you little amoeba, Weber, Olivas,band Mower....perfectt storm right there of pussydome....IN FACT WHY THE FUCK IS THAT RAT SNITCH OLIVAS THERE AT ALL!?!


Sorry Arias and MacFarlane.....it's hard to do whats right when all around and above youbare doing wrong. I've heard talk of widespread disgust in 76 over this but talk is not enough fellas...step up support your fellow officers and resign out of SWAT. These people only understand fear...if they'll do it to these two guys they'll do it to you....

Anonymous said...

This bully-management style is not new to APD; this has gone on for a very long time. It’s customary for incompetent supervisors at APD who are unable to articulate themselves to resort to these schoolyard tactics. The interesting thing is that these supposed bullies are no more than small prick punks who don’t have the fortitude or work ethic to have earned the respect that they so much yearn for. These “leaders” could never have survived operating this way as recent as a few years ago. Before APD became so young and inexperienced under Schultz’s command there were 34’s who demanded respect by their actions and overall product rather than the ridiculousness that spewed from their tainted mugs. It wasn’t too long ago that there were people at APD who would have been able to keep these types of supervisors in check and were capable enough that they themselves would not be bullied. But unfortunately, there aren’t too many left who are aware or have an appreciation of the specific details and other intimacies as they pertain to the daily occurrences, investigations, and backdoor deals at APD. To borrow an appropriate phrase here, “knowledge is power.” But, what better applies to APD is, DIRT. It’s all out there if you know where to look.

Tim Lopez is, and always has been, a lazy poor excuse for an officer who has no care for the citizenry we serve. If not for his relationship with Harold Medina and that with Paul Feist during his stay at the Crime Lab, Tim would never have made it to a point that he would even be afforded the opportunity to act out as he did. As for Harold, please tell me there are still a few guys at APD who remember that he was no more than an opportunist cop with early political ambitions that redirected the limelight to himself when it was others around him put in the work. Maybe Harold learned this from his mentor, Conrad Candelaria. Alex Catsis, c’mon man. You were the recipient of earned opportunities from the field to SID and were at one point well respected by your peers. You could have been a “checks and balances” type of 34 that APD requires. But in the end, you are just another fractured cog on a busted wheel. And as for Mike Miller, wow, will he ever leave IA??? Someone please let Mike know there are actual police functions at APD other than kissing up to Schultz and doing his dirty work. These fools could learn something from Steve Arias and Jim Fox.

Anonymous said...

I am saddened and disgusted by what APD has become and resentful of those who made it this way. Berry, White, Perry, Levy, Korn, Schultz, Feist, Medina, Camacho, Lopez, Mowrer, Sigala, Olivas, Weber, (yes, peeps from both sides of the fence), Montano, Garcia, Sanchez, Campbell, Aragon, Miller, Geier, Saylor, Gonterman, Mason, Olvera, Pacheco, and the list goes on and on... There are so many incompetent individuals and those entrenched in other improprieties and indiscretions throughout APD at every level. What a Pandora’s Box to open up.

Anonymous said...

Ha, Medina. That guy can barely speak in coherent sentences, much less manage. Fox has always been a professional officer and more importantly, a man of decent character. Something that can't be said for many of whom pass for supervisors these days.

If the SWAT officers feel these officers are being treated unfairly, it's time to take action. Immediately submit a transfer. Turn up the heat under Ray Ray's ass while the DOJ is looking. Will it cost you? Maybe. It cost me to argue with Ray and Co, but I'm glad I stood up for myself. You'd all make it back to SWAT eventually. They can't rely on BCSO or NMSP for all callouts until an entire new unit was trained. And besides, Ray will eventually be outta here once he feels he's "cleaned up" APD with the DOJ and can walk away with his tarnished chiefs badge.

“The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout ‘Save us!’ And I'll whisper ‘No.’” - Walter Kovacs/Rorschach.

Anonymous said...

Tim Lopez sure aint no Bob Huntsman....

Anonymous said...

Catsis never earned anything, he worked less than a year in the field, then was GIVEN his spot in Sid and taken care of, because of his friends in high places,,just like the rest of the snakes

Anonymous said...

"Tim Lopez sure aint no Bob Huntsman...."

Yes you are correct. We at APD are fortunate to have worked with or around supervisors such as Bob. Very few others of that sort come to mind.

"What a Pandora’s Box to open up."

Yes indeed, if anyone cares or is not afraid to open it.

Anonymous said...

To what level of disarray does a department need to be before it is decertified. And remember when it was accreditation that mattered? Do the chief and mayor even see this as a potential repercussion? Do they care?

Based on their actions I'd say not.

A mass exodus of SWAT sure would be interesting to see. BCSO/NMSPD stuck with the call-outs, and maybe the sheriff having to step in and take over before APD being completely shut down by the feds.

Pathetically plausible.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who is a target of an IA or is having issues with their chain you should always wear a tape recorder. I would rather take a day off for recording an officer than allow someone to lie about an incident and get away with it.

Record every time you walk into your sub, main, IA, anywhere you may run into someone.

Anonymous said...

Alex is a lateral who is a kiss ass

Anonymous said...

Add Comacho, Christman, Fickie, Stout, Garcia, Peck, Buckner, Paul Syke and last but not least Ferris Simmions to that list of ridiculous promotions.......

Anonymous said...

Maybe these officers need to file a complaint on the IA investigator for not following SOP and providing them their statements within the time period allowed. Officers need to start nit picking these people and file complaints for every infraction that they make. Give them a taste of their own medicine. Isn't the IA investigator another wonderful, I am scared to be in the field, retired rehire? Schultz only rehired the laziest people, that is why the majority of them are not answering calls for service.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how to ask the DOJ to investigate Civil Rights violations regarding the death of APD female officer Monica Werely.

Her death is so suspicious that since the DOJ is looking into Mary Han's death they need to review Monica Werely. Her death ocurred at the same time as Tera Chavez and had the same circumstances surrounding it. Adultery by APD command staff personal.

Monica deserves better than the investigation that she got. Her death needs to be fully investigated and those APD commanders who were involved with her need to be publicly exposed. To this day many just don't believe her death was a suicide, maybe a DOJ investigation into it will finally bring closure and expose those in command at APD.

Anonymous said...

It is so unfortunate that someone as qualified and respected like Bob Huntsman was overlooked for promotion to commander for so long and only promoted at the end of his career contingent on him retiring. In the meantime, we have absolute imbeciles such as medina, camacho, rowe, etc. making it through the ranks.

Anonymous said...

On good authority it is said that should Berry and Schultz be replaced just about every command officer from commander on up will be removed from their current function, ie, DEMOTED.

Moral of the story, Berry needs to go and you can help.

Anonymous said...

That was my point about Huntsman, how many thousand's of hours of specialized knowledge and training walked out the door when he retired. And Harold Medina and Tim Lopez are now in there overseeing Swat!? LMfAO!!!! What a joke. Might as well get a PsA. Lopez, come find me...+r better yet, I'll come find you soon enough pussy.

Anonymous said...

Medinas wife is now a 34? LOL...the drunk teacher is now a cop. That is hilarious......if you guys have such a hard-on for Medina, just have RRDPS sit outside his house on a boxing/football weekend and you'll eventually catch the drunk.....you might get two for the price of one with wifey!


Anonymous said...

This article is outrageous. If that was a cop that did that, they would be fired. It is a shame he didn't run into two of the wrong cops that day and had his duty weapon shoved up his ass. That shit should have been nipped in the bud as soon as he threw that gun onto a table and ran his punk mouth like that. The gun should have been field stripped and dumped into the shitter with a nice turd next to it. The asshole lieutenant should have then been told that he could retrieve his weapon from the toilet. Boy oh Boy that lieutenant is lucky. I know of one or two fellas that would have stuffed that clown into a coffee cup for acting like that.
This shit only happens because people let it happen. If those two would have thrown that asshole on the floor and handcuffed his ankles to his neck as soon as he struck the first officer the advantage would have been with the officers. Especially if they refused to let anyone interfere with the arrest. Now that was a situation for a lapel camera.
These scum bags always escape though. Thet always let them retire and run away. Hopefully the DOJ interviews these officers and then locks up teh offenders whoi lie. And they will lie.

A Real Cop said...

APD is overrun with Imbecils at the top, like most police departments. They hate guys like Bob Huntsman because they are intimidated by guys like him. That intimidation breeds the worst form of animosity, and it creates what we have here. A culture of incompetent scum bag piece of shit criminals, who sabotage anyone they know is more qualified than them out of fear that they will be overtaken. This is why you have mentally and physically weak cowards and punks who act like spoiled sissies on the 5th floor. These punks wouldn't survive a minute in the private sector working a labor type job with men because they would have their fucking bell rung, and teeth knocked the fuck out.

Anonymous said...

“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” – Edmund Burke

Those guys that saw what happened need to stand up and say what they saw. Stop standing in fear.

Anonymous said...

Lopez and Medina.....LMAO....aren't there fitness standards!?! Those fat fucks need the golden bucket to get over the wall!!! LMAO!!

Anonymous said...

Why is Monica werleys death suspicious? FYI, commander medina is a very close friend of Bruce werley. Medina is one of the command staff to arrive on scene the night of the supposed suicide. If anyone knows more please post

Anonymous said...

For almost ten years Ive heard officers saying..."please union do something for us" while no one stands up to participate in the union. Ive heard officers saying "please mayor save us", "please city council save us". Never once have I heard officers sticking up for themselves and together. Instead ive seen officers sit back and do nothing and saying "thank god its not me" when they see injustices done to their fellow 34s. When is this going to change?

Anonymous said...

All these new cops with college/military time are gonna love these imbecils running Apd. Oh wait, there are no cops coming to the academy...

Anonymous said...

Wow, what else is going to happen with APD ? Lieutenant Lopez is way out of line. Thank God Sgt. Fox has some balls. Obviously SWAT commanders are not hired for their brain power and leadership skills. With all the shit going on, you guys can't along with each other ? How do you think that makes the public feel ? I'm a retired 34 and I am afraid to call the police to help me. What is next ? God help us all and Happy Fuckin New year.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you not only give a sissy the authority of a police officer, but bloat that sissy's head by promoting them when they should be shining the boots of real cops, then allowing them access to a unit like SWAT where they can play tough guy. Absolutely no checks and balances. You know, I think a whole hell of alot of these fat flabby punky sissy assed supervisors wouldn't have a mouth at all if there were a boxing ring in the academy where they would be forced to solve their ego related bullshit issues with those they fuck with.
And that's funny, that weasel Miller never spoke to me that way. as a matter of fact he shook in his squirrelly little pants and studdered when I told him to give me my statement. That lieutenant should have been given the option to shine the officer's boots for a month in lieu of termination considering officers have to bust their ass to qualify and get to SWAT while candy assed supervisors are simply transferred there. The double standards are insane in regards to supervisors within APD and it's not going to change until they are held accountable. If officers are held to a higher standard, then supervisors should be almost immaculate. There was once a day when you couldn't have a blemish on your record to apply for a position as an officer. Now we have cops who have admitted to felonies including forcible sodomy on their PDQs, and supervisors who feel its is okay to have sex in their back yards in lawn chairs while screaming for all the neighbors to hear. This place is a total disgrace. What a bunch of SOdom ands Gomorrah inhabitants and dirt merchants.

Anonymous said...

I saw a couple of choice supervisors left off the list. Lt. Hudson, another pussy who cost the city a huge lawsuit because he was afraid of his own shadow. Luckily Ray finally got rid of him and gave him to open space, I'm sure they are pleased. Then we have Sgt. Thomson who barely make it through the academy because she was a lazy, no drive slug whose own classmates tried to talk her into changing her career choice. She miraculously passed the obstacle course when none of her classmates were present. Then her senior T/O tried unsuccessfully to get her fired for having no presence, bearing or officer safety skills. She spent a very short time in the field and was a terrible 34 as expected. She ending up as a treehugging CIT Det. She was a laughing stock as a CNT negotiator even amongst her own peers. She stayed there until she was promoted to Sgt and left the unit with three federal cases against her, filed by her own subordinates. Spent less than a bid in the field, lucky for them.. and was given a spot in FH Impact where she did absolutely nothing except ruin the unit. She tried to get the academy spot and cried fowl when she didnt, got a second shot for her protest and didnt get it again, what a shame. Now she is the new Homocide Sgt....gimme a frikon break. She will destroy whats left of that unit just like everywhere else she has been. What a shame this place has become and there is no light at the end of the tunnel yet. Ray has promoted almost all of these inept supervisors and even when he leaves, the cancer will continue to eat away the department for years to come.

Anonymous said...

The Eye should do a poll on what Sgt's would back their people when shit hits the fan. Not a popularity contest but any remarks on who is a good Sgt to work for. Doens't matter if its FSB or where although the FSB is where its needed. A Sgt who doesn't care what their chain of command thinks but does what is right in particular situations because everything is different.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Rowe can sing him a love song and calm Lopez down.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap.... Lopez picked on those 34s because they were new to SWAT... Lopez is a worthless, lazy over paid dick*#@&.. Its the good ol boy system for sure at APD.. Medina can't spell, and when he does write somehting it looks like a little kid wrote it... Get rid of these guys. AND JIM FOX is an upstanding, professional supervisor......

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that Lt Mike Miller is coming out to the field at the BID. So he will take a day shift/ weekend slot away from a LT that deserves it.. It never fails, a shift gets a decent SGT & LT then a worthless supervisor decides to mess things up at the BID... Maybe Cass and Company will follow Miller and leave the hard working 34 alone... NOT..............

Anonymous said...

Go ahead and submit your papers to leave SWAT. Just ask the burglary unit how well the 5th floor responded when they said it's all of us or Scott Lopez. Or just ask Lopez, you can find him in burglary, coming up with excuses for why his numbers are up over 9% that year.

Anonymous said...

You guys eat ur own faster than a den of starved rats. When somebody does step up, Paul Heh for instance, watch how fast the fuck'n daggers come out.

Anonymous said...

No shit about Liz, I worked around her in SID. She is about a condecending liberal bitch who never should have the authority to carry a gun or make any kind of tactical decision. She will destroy whatever unit she goes to.

Anonymous said...

Miller is coming to the field huh? I guess the kitchen is getting a little too hot for that lispy talking coward. It's funny how all the rats are scrambling now that the DOJ is here. It's too late Mike. You fuckers are going to get your asses ripped by the DOJ. Why don't you go work with that bucktoothed liar Peck. Maybe the two of you creeps can embrace eachother while waiting for the shit storm coming your way. It's going to be great watching you liars all testify against eachother when the time comes. Refute the audio of you idiots telling officers what to say. Your games are over.

Anonymous said...

Monica Werley deserves better than what APD did to her. Please DOJ look into her death and hold those commanders (and others) accountable.

How do we contact the DOJ?

Anonymous said...

Arias and MacFarlane should file a Ppc and Give the APOA notice of DFR breech. Via this website. And to the douche bag who has the sour grapes over Liz Thomson....hmmmm that would be APOA for ya. She reviewed all of the APOA books, openly challenged Sigala on his charges and clocked "union time" and got sidelined. And oh yeah, she's got nothing to do with these two lard asses so shut your spinning hole.

Anonymous said...

APD's finest at work! Funny thing, everyone was warned about this shit a few years back and no one seemed to care. Guess you have to be "friends" with the "good ol' boys" at the EYE to get a story written about it! Guess what? Grow a pair boys and stick up for yourself! If you sit silently on the sidelines no one is going to hear you. DOJ is in town so start talking. You can choose to be a victim of your circumstance or you can choose to cause holy hell and stand up for yourself. What's it going to be?

Anonymous said...

"How do we contact the DOJ?"

If the DOJ is in fact here to look at policies and practices, and the overall operations at APD, rather than just the numerous (justified) shootings they shouldn't need anyone to contact them as that incident and others will surely be brought to light. However, it seems to me that only the sexual deviance that runs rampant through APD will become the issue. This incident was not like that of Levi and Tera, but instead two married individuals, a supervisor and a subordinate, who got caught up where they shouldn't have been and the guilt took its toll with one, yet the other (Fernando) gets ushered up through the ranks by the current administration.

BTW, what the heck ever happened to the fraternization policy, was it going to affect too many within schultz's ranks???

Anonymous said...

Ref FH Impact....there never was a unit to ruin! Seriously, John Stott in it by definition aint a unit. Its a cheese makin factory with so much milkin goin on!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Lopez stop bragging about your 9% increase. You're as bad as Barboa look at your conviction rate big fat 0. Put up names and let us look for ourselves. If the people you arrested get cases combined with other pending cases that is not a conviction AKA Barboa.

Liz Thompson in Homicide is a clear indication that Schultz is not going anywhere. Of course they need some creative writing with the bad shoot that will come up.

Anonymous said...

More like 9% more burglaries. Slopez can't supp out a case unless a flat screen TV or a piece of ass was at the end of it.

Anonymous said...

Lots of talk about Police/Fire administrative shortfalls, PERA, paycuts, broken contracts, low morale...etc..etc...
Still waiting for this "mass exodus" from both departments to occur. Does anyone have numbers? Not just those eligible, but how many are leaving?

Anonymous said...

In Miller's interview on 13 he said 18 Apd cops were fired/resigned in lieu of termination by Nov12. Who were they?

S. Sgt. Paul J. Heh ( RET. ) said...

Officer Arias you should be praised for your actions you may of saved the life of Officer MacFarlane and others. A.P.D. does what it always does goes after the victim. Sgt. Fox thank you for being a Sergeant. Harold Medina and Mike Miller, do you remember when you worked for me, in my squad ? Is this the kind of leardership I displayed to you ? I think not. I know you were both great officers that always did their job. If you learned anything from me I hope you learned promotion is not worth selling your soul. I hope you learned that you should do the right thing by officers on your way up the ladder because you will meet the same officers on your way back down. I know your quality. It is never to late. Do the right thing.

Anonymous said...

This site is waay too funny. APD's dirty laundry aired for all to see.

Hilarius to think DOJ is going to fix management problems. They are here to fix CIVIL issues, not management issues. Only the Mayor and Chief can fix that.

Anonymous said...

Harold Medina = Bully, drunk, wannabe tact 34, fat ass who could not run a 1.5 half run to save his life.

Anonymous said...

Such a long winded column. In short, Lt. Lopez assaults and commits battery on Officer MacFarlane and Arias. I understand a tool box was tossed in someones face by Lt. Lopez so doesn't that elevate the game now to aggravated assault? At that point, Officer Arias retaliates by committing another battery on Lt. Lopez in addition to "dueling" him outside in the parking lot. I see a couple of felony charges and numerous misdemeanor charges in there Mr. APD. If the subjects at hand were Manny the plumber, Jack the neighbor, and Moe the lawn guy, there would be no delay to put shiny bracelets on all parties involved would there? In fact, since a toolbox was involved that might constitute a SWAT call out right? Until you guys hold yourselves to the same standards you hold the tax paying public, you will get NO RESPECT! You mention yourself in this article that, “respect is not just given, it must be earned.” Start earning respect APD by following the same laws you hold the tax paying public to. Quit blaming Schultz and Berry for your individual decisions out in the field. The victim mentality is really getting old and is no excuse for a lack of individual discipline, morals and integrity.

Anonymous said...

Affairs are all over this department, and something needs to change! Why is KRQE allowing their 10pm anchor to stay on the air, after what she did. Erica Ruiz was removed for much less.

Anonymous said...

Will the skirt wearing spinster who keeps whining about who's sleeping with who please go get laid! You act like this is new shit, get a grip. There sure was a lot of lookin around when Ed Sauer was DC. Or Hamby was piO! Schultz could care less then and could care less now. ESP because of his little gal Levy. So I ask you...who really cares? Nobody.

Anonymous said...

And 1109.....the dept has 1100 cops 36 months ago. It is now below 900. There's your exodus.

Anonymous said...

I saw Roseman still has his stars. So much for sexual harassment and voyeurism with his cell phone pics of DH huh?

Anonymous said...

Roseman is a dog, he flirts with most of the female detectives. Has no class...

Anonymous said...

Roseman is a perv

Anonymous said...

There's a SGT on APD with the last name of CATSIS??? Never heard of him? Where has he been hiding?? And Liz Thomson as Homicide Sgt?? GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ and the hits just keep on coming... What's next Kukowski as a LT?????

Anonymous said...

The windbag turkey neck is going to be on 13 tonight making excuses for why absolutely nobody on the APD has an ounce of confidence in him. It's because you are a liar Ray.
People don't like filthy liars. You also frame officers of the APD and have your buddies fabricate lies against anyone you feel like going after or using to protect your worthless lying ass. This idiot does not know when to quit. The APOA conducted a survey. That survey shows that officers want the chief fired. There is no explaining this. All you have to do is attend a city council meeting to see this arrogant classless punk in action, sitting there disrespectfully rolling his eyes at anyone who voices an opinion against him or his dictator regime. Just watch him. Watch his fat baggy face turn three shades of red while his blood pressure goes throughh the roof. Observe how this creep treats citizens. If this malfeasant did not have to be there, he would never be there. You can tell that he does not give a shit about anything but his own worthless ass. One can only hope the DOJ sees this asshat for what he is and commences a campaign of total and methodical dismemberment of his career ending in an indictment. Most chiefs fly under the radar or resign when the DOJ enters. Not this moron. It is actually getting comical watching this fool continue with his attempts at illusions and damage control. The show is over. There is nothing to say. Ray gives himself an "A", but the rest of the world gives him an "F"YOU. So just pack your bags and quit. Be half a man and walk away because make no bones about it, if you don't, the shit is going to get worse when all of the dirt comes out. There is a song, walk before they make me run. Listen to it you fool. This futile attempt on 13 tonight will go down as just another groveling smoke and mirrors attempt at saving your ass. Everyone sees right through it. You have worn out your media bullshit. All you do is disgust everyone with your fake bobble headed nonsense. Everyone is going to tell the Government EVERYTHING you asshole.

Anonymous said...

I got to say, when Berry punked Mumbles out at the DOJ pres conference for not wearing his body cam...the look on Mumbles face was priceless. What a pair of Abbot and Costello's. It would be comical if they hadn't committed so many crimes and fucked over so many honest hard workin folks as 8:33 states. That's the tragedy here. At the end of the day its just sad.

And Mike Warner....you pass your Piss test yet? You're showin how mental you re fruitcake.

Anonymous said...

Schultz must not have watched his lapel camera training video or he would have known he needed to turn it on while making the "arrest" at the state fair parade. Banks must have missed the training video also because he didn't even wear his.

Schultz has one thing right. So long as he is chief and Berry is mayor GOD HELP US!

Anonymous said...

I find it amusing how the chief of police finds it so difficult to follow his own policy. He just started to wear his camera after getting smashed over it in reference to that mall cop incident where the lying lap poodle PIO made the excuse that the chief could not turn his lapel cam on due to the rapidly escalating circumstances. Why the lie? Because he wasn't even wearing one. They didn't count on someone having a photo of their lying asses. Of course you can't utilize it when it's not there. Idiots! Now the fraud wears one all the time. If this isn't evidence that this chief has the mindset of doing the wrong thing or doing it his way until he gets caught, I don't know what is.
Now that the DOJ is here the chief all of the sudden wears his camera. What a fraud.

Anonymous said...

10:55,
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
hahahahahahahahahahahaha!
GODDDDDDDDDDDD HELPPPPPPPP
USSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This chief needs to go to prison.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you fill a position with your buddy instead of the best most qualified person for the position. Take a look at some of the last few positions to get filled....Advanced Training Sgt, CIT Sgt, SWAT Lt.,,,etc..I have been around a long time and have never seen so much favoritism as I see now. It used to be about what was best for the department and citizens of Albuquerque. Now it's about what's best for "ME". I guess the words PRIDE, INTEGRITY, FAIRNESS and RESPECT don't have the same meaning as it once did. Well not at least in this department to some.

Anonymous said...

God helps those that help themselves. So what's it going to be boys, team Ray or the people you swore to protect and serve?? Time is running short....

Anonymous said...


The Chief is not going anywhere anytime soon! Wishfull thinking!

Anonymous said...

Quit calling him "The Chief." He's hardly that.

Anonymous said...

8:32,
You are right, and 4:09, he can believe the dream all he wants, but fact of the matter is that his ego is going to face reality real soon and if he lies to the feds like he lies every other minute of the day, he will not only be leaving, he will be arriving too.....
In a federal prison.

Personally, I hope he stays until he is draggged out. That is better. If he were to leave,he might have a chance working somewhere. When he is removed he'll be disgraced and humiliated beyond his imagination. It will be beautiful. Let's hope he stays so that we can see the show.

Anonymous said...

Yea schultz, please stay so we can watch the DOJ drag you the fuck out kicking and screaming and crying and pointing your feeble little finger while lying. Please give us the satisfaction of that.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the DOJ can request Officers start recording contacts with questionable command staff in order to show the pattern of corruption. Save the tape or video for the DOJ. What is the city going to give you a day off for providing information to the DOJ? I think not.

Anonymous said...

Yea, now that would be retaliation. What makes you think these fools are worried about retaliation or tampering with an investigation or witness when they are famous for it. You can see by their antics on the news as of lately that they couldn't give a shit that the DOJ is here. Now warfiels is making excuses for something they said was mandatory??? Can these liars be any more obvious that they blatantly disregard their own rules when the evidence that would be provided by following those rules will incriminate them. They justify shooting at a fleeing car when it is against the SOPs but they fire two officers and lie about them for arresting a kidnapping murder suspect who had a gun? Where is the common sense in this place. Schultz is covering up his corruption and will do anything to accomplish it. Including lie to teh FBI and DOJ.

Anonymous said...

Or lie about promotions. We all know most of the commanders couldn't write an essay if their life depended on it NOR COULD SCHULTZ but to say people like Medina went through a third party run promotion process is a joke. It was third party run for sure: Rob Perry picked out the commanders....Medina, Dodo Comoocho, Rowe....

Anonymous said...

Scott Smiel has since retired.....aint gonna be anybody left!

Anonymous said...

APD is like the Mafia. People just disappear or get paid off and cases vanish into obscurity. Fancy that!

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